At the end of March, the Vermont State Colleges System Board of Trustees appointed Patricia Moulton President of Vermont Technical College. She had been the college’s interim president since September and immediately began her tenure as president when the trustees made the announcement. Moulton is the first woman to lead the college in its 150-year history. Moulton previously served in state government, most recently as Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development . She says she felt this was the perfect next step in her career.
After a bill to raise the tobacco sale and use age to 21 in Vermont was tabled in the Senate, a cohort of cancer patients and survivors is holding an all-day meeting on anti-cancer policy in the state.
President Donald Trump recently signed executive orders that roll back efforts to control global warming by eliminating the pending Clean Power Plan. The administration’s budget proposal also proposes slashing the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget more than 31 percent. Environmental officials in Vermont say such moves would have serious repercussions on the state.
Vermont’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 is being reviewed by the state Senate Appropriations Committee after its passage by the House last Friday. Two legislative leaders spoke about the spending plan shortly after it crossed over to the upper chamber.
The mayor of Vermont’s largest city delivered his sixth State of the City address Monday night. Miro Weinberger said Burlington is a strong and vibrant community as he outlined five goals for the next year.
Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced Friday that the state has received one of its largest ever environmental settlements as he discussed Vermont’s share of a $157 million settlement with Volkswagen.
In the wake of airline deregulation in 1978, the Essential Air Service program was created to guarantee small communities that had been served by airlines would still have minimal scheduled air service. Under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, the subsidy from the Department of Transportation would be eliminated. That is raising concern at airports across the region that rely on the program.
A film that will be screened in Saratoga Springs this weekend interweaves two topics close to the heart of the filmmaker. Derek Hallquist intended to make the film “Denial” to explain the electric grid and its impact on the environment. For years he followed his father, the leader of a small electric utility, as he tried to confront how the electricity sector addresses climate change. But Hallquist says that as filming on the documentary progressed he discovered and then interwove his father’s personal story of confronting gender denial.
Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan is joining 15 states, the District of Columbia and six cities that are publicly opposing President Donald Trump's executive order to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.